Monday, April 30, 2012
With dry and windy conditions the last 4 or 5 days the conditions are ripe for brush fires and vivid colors. Driving around Saturday looking for something to shoot I happened to see a Little League game at Wilson Field. It was opening day as the Giants and Marlins were playing. On Sunday about 6:00pm a call came in for a brush fire on Poles Hill. Normally I wouldn't go to cover a brush fire but the first responders said it was "ripping pretty good" and more man power was required. My in-laws home is close to where the fire was heading and I knew they weren't at home. Just in case I headed over there....with my camera. It's midnight as I prepare this post and over the scanner I hear that the fire rekindled. Firefighters are back on the job.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
It took a long time for Gloucester to get into the modern world by having our very own McDonald's. For teens growing up in my era, a trip "ova the bridge" had McDonald's on the itinerary. In the mid 80's Gloucester finally had their Big Mac, shake and fries fix. This McDonald's was built on a swamp, settling occurred over the years and now it's in a swamp! Any heavy rain produces flooding. It didn't surprise me when I drove by the other day to see it being demolished. For what I understand the property will be raised and a new McDonald's will rise ABOVE the swamp!
Monday, April 23, 2012
As I type the rain is coming down in sheets. It's been so long we've had rain, clouds of dust was kicked up by my lawn mower as I cut the lawn the other day. This is a mix of images from this past week and older images I culled from my files.
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!